Please identify this bird in Kingston Ontario
by Gaelyn Scarlett
(Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
I photographed this bird from a distance of about 150', sitting still for a long time in a large willow tree in a residential back yard in the centre of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on 2012.12.14 at 3pm.
I took a few shots before it flew off.
Here it is from a distance for scale (there are houses in the background), with close ups of it's front and then of it's rear as it turned to fly away on my approach.
Can anyone identify it for us?